This Week In Music: 11/12-11/18

This week in music listening, featuring patent-pending two-word reviews:

Soundgarden: King Animal – welcome return
Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Psychedelic Pill – much meandering
Paul Banks: Banks – Interpol interplay
Deftones: Koi No Yokan – dreamy metal
Ministry: Rio Grande Blood – politically charged
Genesis: A Trick of the Tail – pleasant enough
Guided By Voices: The Bears For Lunch – familiar territory
Pete Townshend: Psychoderelict – performance piece
Quiet Riot: Guilty Pleasures – barrel bottom
Poison: Native Tongue – bluesy reinvention
Queensr├┐che: Q2K – streamlined sound
…And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead: Lost Songs – found sound
Lita Ford: Stiletto – familiar sounds
Funkadelic: Tales of Kidd Funkadelic – funky kids
Juliana Hatfield: Juliana’s Pony-Total System Failure – total failure
Mike + the Mechanics: Word of Mouth – weird religiosity
Mr. Big: Bump Ahead – bumpy road
Rush: Permanent Waves – permanently good
Cabaret Voltaire: JohnnyYesNo – interesting instrumentals
Grandaddy: B-Sides & Rarities – better forgotten
Parliament: Motor Booty Affair – successful affair
Saigon Kick: Water – more confusion
Tindersticks: Waiting For The Moon – still waiting
Skid Row: Thickskin – thin sound